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What Your Bank Won’t Tell You About Business Credit

By: Darryl Johnson, CEO of Business Credit Works Did you know that the world’s 10 largest banks lent $44.7 billion to small businesses in 2014? While that may seem like a lot, that amount is down 38% from a peak of $72.5 billion lent in 2006. Big banks are making far fewer loans to small…

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5 Ways to Make Your Business Pitch Perfect

By: Bianca Buliga, Digital Marketing Manager Palms sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. No, not “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, but glossophobia (noun): an abnormal fear of public speaking that induces mom’s spaghetti. For decades, numerous polls have confirmed that Americans are just as terrified of public speaking as they are of terrorist attacks, spiders, a…

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How to Write a Grant Proposal that Brings in the Big Bucks

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator The Notorious B.I.G’s legendary hip-hop artistry was solidified with his unforgettable hit “Mo Money Mo Problems” – a song many social entrepreneurs WISH they could relate to. Having a few more stacks of cash in the bank can greatly benefit nonprofits on the rise to fame (or you know, breaking…

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Wrapping Your Head around Equity Crowdfunding

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator   You may have recently read “How to Crowdsurf, I mean CrowdFUND Wisely”, a blog post that summarizes the four major types of crowdfunding. For a quick recap, crowdfunding can be simply defined as the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to…

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How To Crowdsurf, I Mean CrowdFUND Wisely

By: Bianca Buliga, Content Curator Intern   To crowdfund, or not to crowdfund: that is the question. Lucky for you, you can debate the pros and cons without suffering flashbacks to high school English literature.   You have likely watched “crowdfunding” become a hot topic and headline endless fundraising articles in the entrepreneurship information exchange.…

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Equity Crowdfunding is Here: How Title III of the JOBS Act Works

Guest Blog Post by Kristen Gluch, Director of Content Development for USEED What is Title III? Historically, investing in the next Uber or Slack has been reserved for Accredited Investors – people who earn $200,000 annually (or $300,000 if married) or who have a net worth of at least $1 million. There is an estimated 8.7…

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